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Bruins drop game two to Bismarck

The Austin Bruins find themselves one game from elimination after dropping game two of the NAHL Central Division Finals 4-1 in Bismarck Saturday.

The Bruins must now rebound and win the next three games if they want to get to the Robertson Cup.

Travis Kothenbeutel pulled Austin within 2-1 in the second, but the Bobcats scored with two seconds left in the second period to go up 3-1.

Kristofer Carlson had 26 saves for Austin.

Game three will 7:05 p.m. Friday in Riverside Arena.


Austin 1 0 0 – 1

Bismarck 1 2 1 – 4

First period

(B) Tobias Fladeby (Cole Souto, Alex Strand) 18:28

Second period

(B) Travis Wood (Oskars Batna) 1:54

(A) Travis Kothenbeutel (AJ Drobot) 13:55

(B) Jared Pike (power play) (Aaron Herdt, Wood) 19:48

Third period

(B) Willie Brown (Wood) 4:15

Shots: Austin – 25; Bismarck – 26

Power plays: Austin – 0-for-4; Bismarck – 1-for-2